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Old September 26, 2012, 08:25 AM   #22
Brian Pfleuger
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Originally Posted by Aquila Blanca
I can read in the statutes at the time I am performing an action.
I think that horse left the barn decades, maybe centuries, ago. Every Noob that comes on the forum an thinks they can do something because the law says so is told that what really matters is case law not written law. I don't have any confidence that I can EVER know my actions are legal just because I read the statute. I wish I could, but I can't.

I agree with you in principle but the practical application is long gone.

I believe that written word should be interpreted in a historical, grammatical, literal way but that hasn't been done in generations.
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